Fish finding with autonomous surface vehicles for the pelagic fisheries
This time CMR-scientist Rune Hauge takes his knowledge to USA and "OCEANS 16". The results from the trip to the very north of Norway last winter, will be spread among all kind of marine scientists from all around the world.
At OCEANS 16 in Monterey Bay, California, which is home to more than 20 marine science and technology related organizations, Rune Hauge will present the paper “Fish finding with autonomous surface vehicles for the pelagic fisheries”. Co-authors are Geir Pedersen and Erling Kolltveit.
- I will give the listeners a brief introduction to the concept, and show measurement results from field trials using an echosounder equipped unmanned surface vehicle (Sailbuoy). The results show that unmanned surface vehicles are a promising technology for autonomous detection of pelagic fish, Rune Hauge explains.
Testing of this system is an important step in the development of a cost effective and environmental friendly solution for fish finding for the pelagic fisheries. This work is part of the project "Fish finding with autonomous surface vehicles", financed by FHF - The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund - the Norwegian seafood industry’s tool in managing the industry’s investments into research.
- This looks great. Maybe we and other fishermen can use one together to locate the fishes we are hunting for. Fisherman Olav Dale from Dales Rederi is very interested in this revolutionary innovation from Offshore Sensing and CMR.
Scientists at CMR last week ended up playing with whales in the sea outside Tromsø, near Vengsøy. Their target was fish finding with an echosounder equipped Sailbuoy, but whales also like fish and they got company.